Learn the Difference: Posture & Styling
In the Before picture, this woman is standing straight up with a straight pelvis. Her hips aren’t tilted. She’s standing normally and comfortably with her legs placed side-by-side. This means that her glutes are laying flat against her body and are in line with her thighs. Her arms are being kept rather close to her body, which makes her appear rectangular overall and without curves. The bathing suit bottoms are also a bit ill-fitted, so they form an unflattering tuck in the center and cover the peak of her glutes, so we can’t see any definition that’s occurring there: It obscures them.
In the After photo, this woman is sticking her hips out behind her, tilting her pelvis, bending her back and keeping her legs apart. You can see how her back is curved in a more extreme C shape, which sticks her butt out and forces it to become taut. This gives her glutes definition and pushes them out behind her. And because her legs are placed one in front of the other, we can see more definition in her legs and more separation between her cheeks, making her butt look perkier. Her arms are now posed, created that little diamond of blank space between her elbow and waist, which creates curves and increases the appearance of an hourglass figure. The new bikini is slightly smaller and covers less skin, so we can see the shape of her body - Because she’s slightly turned away from the camera and because of the bikini’s colors, we can’t see if any of it is bunching like before, so this helps to make it look more attractive to us and complements her shape.
Did this woman potentially experience a change in her body’s shape? Probably, yeah. But simply saying “squats” isn’t enough to justify the differences between these two photos. Anyone could take similar photos within 2 minutes of each other and still see such a drastic change between them. That change is mostly due to styling and posture, not any specific exercise routine.
In the end - Please stop assuming that squats are some magical exercise that make or break a woman’s shape. And stop implying that a flat backside is something worth less! Before and After photos are incredibly deceiving, so don’t act as though one single exercise is solely responsible for such a change.
Someone said it, therefor thanks a thousand times.